Monthly Archives: June 2014

The post I was going to write for a really long time – we are actually hiring!

This is probably no news for any of my readers –  we are hiring. I’ve being telling it to everybody  – we have lots of job openings,  we are hiring and more important – we are in need of  database developers. The good ones. And you really have chances to work with me.

There are lots of other openings of cause – if you are a BI person, or an application developer, you can still check out our career opportunities, but you can guess that I am mostly interested in the database developers – both experienced and just out of school.

And you know how much I love my company 🙂 – it’s really the best place to work at….

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My future talk at PG Open 2014

This past week my talk proposal for PG Open 2014 was accepted, so now I actually have to write it :). It’s interesting, how everything got changed in course of the past year. A year ago I was just trying to return back to the world of conferences and presentations, and my talk acceptance for PG Open 2013 was a huge milestone for me.

And this year, three conferences later, dozen of talks later, it seems like “something expected” (although my submission to PG Conf was not accepted).

It has being a great year so far, I’ve learned a lot about myself and other people, I’ve learned my strengths, learned not to be afraid to speak up and to take responsibility; I learned to compromise more than ever, and to work towards reaching a mutually acceptable solution – as long as it takes.  A year ago I won’t imagine myself being where I am now….

In my future PG Open talk I am going to officially introduce the term HDAT, and in contrast to the last year I will be talking more about the database aspect of it. Specifically, I want to answer multiple questions I’ve being getting on how to reuse the database code designed for optimal performance. How to factor it without actually factoring it. And I hope that Grant will help me with the case study:)


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How my co-workers reacted…

I loved some of the comments I received when the graph below (which is basically the same, as the one from the previous post, but an hour later)  was posted in one of our slack channels.

First, somebody added the word ‘awesome” to my name, which is written with a black marker on the glass door of the room were my desk is located.

Second, one of my co-workers told me: “I was looking at this graph, and one of my teammates looked at it and asked: is the database down?!”

And third: one of the managers asked me, what exactly I’ve optimized, and I told him, that those were the top five most offensive queries, which were constantly running on the background. And he asked: were those generated by the ActiveRecord, or written by humans? And I replied: of cause, but humans! No automat in the world can be so creative!

Here is what they saw (the vertical line marks release time):




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I absolutely have to share this right now :)

My query optimization was just implemented:

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